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Huddersfield last won the day on November 11 2017

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  1. I have nothing but respect for his work in space, but I suspect if anyone but him had turned out those paintings, you'd be looking at shifting the decimal point a few places to the left.
  2. Only four astronauts left who have walked on the Moon. I remember we all used to get taken into our school hall to watch broadcasts on the only (black & white) TV that the school owned. As a kid, I was convinced that I'd get there on holiday one time! PS Kimba - thousands of Scotland fans are hitting Peru I believe sometime soon. Get one of them...any one of them...to take a photo of the Pole Star for me will you. Or maybe the Plough? That would be a piece of p1ss on a flat Earth. Otherwise, please show respect for those who want to acknowledge the death of a brave man & a hero in the childhoods of many of us of a *cough* certain age.
  3. Of course it's not rude - I've been married 32 years & have received extensive training on being told I talk crap. Just a reminder though that my post wasn't intended to be a justification or detailed analysis of my personal theology, just a response to the view expressed that how good a life you live is less important than a theological standpoint. However...I've only been a primary teacher a couple of years, long after my 'Christian' journey moved through rampant Atheism & into the twilight zone of Agnosticism where it currently lives. I actually spent most of my working life in anything but 'twee' environments, doing anti-poverty and social inclusion work, running homeless centres, going into prisons, blah, blah. My true influences lay in the time when I was trying to marry my political beliefs (which still largely sit where they ever did) with what I was seeing going on in churches, and what I was reading. I was heavily influenced by liberation theology in the 80s, which I saw as representing something close to my belief system...but nobody bar me really has any interest in this. Suffice to say, if we are quoting the Bible, there are two passages that I used to define my personal theology insofar as I continued to believe in it what I thought the point of it all was: Isaiah 58:6 criticises people who put religious observance above good deeds "Behold, you fast only to quarrel and to fight and to hit with a wicked fist. Fasting like yours this day will not make your voice to be heard on high. Is such the fast that I choose, a day for a person to humble himself? Is it to bow down his head like a reed, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? Will you call this a fast, and a day acceptable to the Lord? Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the straps of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover him, and not to hide yourself from your own flesh?" And in Matthew 25, Jesus reiterates the theme when he says that if you feed the hungry, let the oppressed go free, clothe the naked, etc., that by doing this for the least on earth, you do it for him. So, it's nothing to do with cutey-pie baby Jesus & everything to do with the fact that as far as I'm concerned, faith without action is pure hot air, & endless quoting of scripture to win mindless arguments probably has Jesus turning in his grave.
  4. I dare say! I went to church for years, I’ve read the Bible cover to cover & chronologically, I have done post-grad work in teaching primary RE, so I’m not exactly making it up on the hoof. But at the end of the day, all I’m really saying is that I think Jesus was telling his followers to change the world through doing good, not just talk about it. Which is where is disagreed with Kimba.
  5. Maybe so, but I spent decades making it up. 🙂
  6. In which case, you will understand why I want nothing to do with any brand of "religion" or whatever you choose to call it. You seem to see this as an academic exercise. The Jesus I think probably lived was a challenger of the establishment (religious and secular), a man who told his followers to stop worrying about obscure texts and go and change the world, an advocate for the poor and dispossessed, a revolutionary in fact. I don't recall anything in the Bible telling you to argue nuances in preference to doing good.
  7. I’m going to be honest, this takes me right back to my days in the ultra left back in the 80s. Umpteen different groups arguing never-ending nuances of Marx & Lenin & planning for the glorious day while the world was going to hell in a handcart around them. Different book, same psychology.
  8. Current - primary school teacher (previously worked in the charity sector for 30 years in the fields of homelessness, offending, specialist social inclusion services, etc.). Preferred - travelling around local pubs being bought drinks everywhere as Huddersfield Town's greatest ever legend.
  9. I'd personally just keep it bland - it's at your discretion how much you choose to disclose (or not) about your health generally. Only you know how you feel/are likely to feel longer-term, & if you might need extra support. First of all, I'd check out the new folk's website; see if they have any Charter Marks around mindful workplaces, positive about disability, etc. That would prompt you perhaps to be more open. Otherwise, I'd say something like "following a period of ill health, from which I am recovered/feeling much better, I felt that a change would benefit me..."; anything like that which avoids lying but acknowledges you've had some difficulty. You then have time to prepare yourself to talk it through with them in a more controlled environment, & whilst you are trying to show your general competence at the same time. I looked back over your original post though. The quote from them about part-time working is truly outrageous. Even if they can't accommodate it, never in a month of Sunday's would I have worded a letter that way. They are legally obliged to consider it at least, & really should be outlining to you why they can't, which honest is easier said than done. A slightly watered down "f**k off" is not really what the Equalities Act is looking for. I'd start to look into unlawful dismissal on the grounds of discrimination if I were you (assuming your employment has ended); maybe constructive dismissal if not. A solicitor's letter will bring them to talk to you about references, etc. I'd imagine & maybe more, especially if you find you're struggling to get work at any point.
  10. Apologies for the shameless hijacking of a Scottish football thread, but I felt the need to mention that Man City failed to score at home for the first time since finding a few billion down the back of the sofa. I thought I'd share a photo of me waiting for the train home.
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    Bucket list...

    It’s not really like you imagine it. I remember for example looking out of the window of this old plane we were on that had a plastic shutter instead of a door & thinking “that must be about 15000 feet now.” Then I looked at my partners altimeter & it said something daft like 4900 feet & at that point I nearly did crap myself. You drop the first 10000 feet or so in barely a minute then the parachute opens, you’ll say a silent prayer of thanks that you don’t plan to have any more kids, & then the last bit takes ages. The best bit though was the roll out of the plane. Dangling in the sky watching a plane fly right over your head will live with you. And you’ll spend the rest of your days boring the arse off anyone that will listen how you’ve taken off in a plane one more time than you’ve ever landed 😄
  12. Huddersfield

    Bucket list...

    I’ve done a skydive. Went out at 14000 feet strapped to a paratrooper. I was petrified but one of the best things I ever did.
  13. Just a quick note as rushing off, but in England (& I suspect Scotland but don’t know for sure) the Equalities Act duties start with recruitment & apply to the individual person throughout, so the probation period is irrelevant in that context. Doesn’t mean they can’t get rid but 100% means they have to do it properly & that statement isn’t properly from anything I was ever taught Ive done a lot of this stuff in my time but obviously in England.
  14. Huddersfield

    Summer holiday's.

    We’re stopping at Blackwaterfoot. Like you I love it there. I landed there one year for the Ayrshire Beer Festival with impeccable timing 🙂
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